Donna Karan’s Strong Suiting – Last season it was the country of Haiti that inspired Donna Karan’s namesake line, and for fall 2012 it is the confidence and allure of woman–even in the menswear dominated field of suiting–which influenced the American designer’s latest collection. A color palette of grey, red and black was offered on the runway with models donning pinstripes, mohair and jersey in sharply tailored shapes. Outerwear also had a masculine influence made of boxy silhouettes and strong shoulders. Saving a sense of ultra-femininity until the end, Karan closed the show with drapey silhouettes that showcased bare arms and legs in slinky fabric.
The Layered Lady – For fall 2012, Carolina Herrera embraced a story of layering complete with a cool palette of navy, robin egg blue, ash, eggplant and black. The new season introduced lengthened silhouettes, cozy cowls and abstract prints. Touches of fur, tweed and sequins brought a certain amount of lavishness to the sensible silhouettes. For the finale look, Herrera delivered drama in the form of a coral ball gown worn by model Aymeline Valade.
Gurung’s Sumptuous Fall – For fall 2012, Prabal Gurung presented an array of form-fitting, body hugging silhouettes in a deep palette of electric blue, gold and black. Continuing a use of psychedelic prints, this season also gave way to rich metallic fabrics, sumptuous leather and feather adorned gowns. Luxe coats and sweaters served as outerwear for fall with puffy sleeves and gloves. Overall, Gurung showcased an eclectic collection–part light and part dark–which ranged from traditional sportswear to stunning gowns.
Wu’s Armored Lady – Jason Wu delivered strict elegance with an homage to his Chinese roots for his fall 2012 show presented earlier today during New York Fashion Week. Form-fitting yet ladylike silhouettes hit the catwalk with sportswear undertones in the form of belted coats and capes. Military inspired jackets were accented with brocade, tassels and Swarovski crystals for a glamorous twist. Fall brought out a tougher, sleeker outing than what we would expect with high slits, leather and luxurious furs.
Calendar Girls – With its latest issue guest edited by Carine Roitfeld, VMAN presents a striking calendar featuring some of fashion’s most beautiful models–Victoria’s Secret bombshells to boot–including Adriana Lima, Doutzen Kroes, Miranda Kerr, Candice Swanepoel, Chanel Iman, Lily Donaldson, Izabel Goulart, Joan Smalls, Anne Vyalitsyna, Karolina Kurkova and Alessandra Ambrosio. Captured by Willy Vanderperre, the twelve stunners wear sexy push-ups and custom jackets from American Apparel in the pin-up style images. / Styled by Carine Roitfeld
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Game On – Candice Swanepoel teams up with Terry Richardson for another sports-themed editorial featured in the February issue of Harper’s Bazaar US. Styled by Brana Wolf, Candice wears a wardrobe of flirty silhouettes with sport accessories from labels such as Stella McCartney, Lanvin, Calvin Klein and Michael Kors.
Dark Violet – Candice Swanepoel trades in her signature blonde locks for a brunette ‘do in Prabal Gurung’s spring 2012 campaign. Wearing a palette of violet hues and standout prints, Candice smolders in front of Daniel Jackson’s lens with styling by Tiina Laakkonen. The advertisements were inspired by artist Nobuyashi Araki’s photographic series, “Sensual Flowers” which is embodied by Candice’s sensuous poses. / Hair by Didier Malige, Makeup by Hannah Murray
Urban Sports – Candice Swanepoel is smoldering hot in the February edition of Vogue China donning sportswear inspired looks styled by Alastair McKimm. In front of Daniel Jackson’s lens, Candice glistens in the designs of Stella McCartney, Alexander Wang, Balenciaga, Narciso Rodriguez and others in the studio images. / Hair by Yannick D’is, Makeup by Yadim
Swim Divas – Victoria’s Secret shares two smoldering videos captured during its swim 2012 catalogue shoot. Directed by Greg Kadel, models Candice Swanepoel, Miranda Kerr, Edita Vilkeviciute, Lily Aldridge and others turn up the heat in these sexy films. / Production – Studios and Capture This Digital
Summer Sirens – Victoria’s Secret goes to the tropical island of Bora Bora for the summer 2012 swim catalogue starring Candice Swanepoel, Alessandra Ambrosio, Edita Vilkeviciute and Lily Aldridge. Blonde bombshell Candice appears on this year’s catalogue wearing a provocatively sexy Miraculous Push-Up bikini.